- Over the years, Kate Middleton has gained a reputation for recycling iconic looks from her closet.
- From wearable blazers to dazzling dresses, Middleton doesn't shy away from an outfit repeat.
- Take a look through all the best outfits the Duchess of Cambridge rewore in 2021.
Kate Middleton didn't shy away from rewearing a dazzling emerald dress custom-designed for her 2019 official tour of Pakistan. She rewore it to attend London's Royal Variety Performance in November 2019, Insider previously reported.
The look was created by British fashion designer Jenny Packham, according to The Independent.
During her first outing in the dress at a reception held at the National Monument in Islamabad, Middleton paired the look with a matching dupatta scarf and kept her hair in a half-up, half-down style. In 2021, she complemented the dress with an emerald-colored clutch and let her hair down in loose curls.
In 2011, the same year she and Prince William got married, Middleton made an entrance at the BAFTA Brits to Watch event wearing a lilac pleated floor-length gown from designer Alexander McQueen. At the time, she complemented the look with a silver clutch and a white belt, keeping her hair parted down the center.
Revisiting the iconic look for the first-ever Earthshot Prize Awards in October 2021, 10 years after her first outing in the dress, the duchess switched it up by adding a gold and silver belt, Insider previously reported.
But her decision to rewear the dress was likely a conscious one — according to the Express, attendees were asked to "consider the environment when choosing their outfit."
The Duchess of Cambridge has also been pictured rewearing high-street brand items like this black and white checkered Zara dress, Town and Country reported.
According to the publication, she first wore the dress in 2020 during a visit to a community center in Bradford, England.
This year, Middleton brought the dress out of her closet while meeting early years researchers at University College London. During the more recent outing, she paired the dress with a set of grey pumps.
While taking part in a virtual conversation with teachers during Children's Mental Health Week on February 4, 2021, Middleton was seen wearing a blue tweed Rebecca Taylor jacket she previously wore in 2017.
For her 2021 take on the look, the duchess kept her smoothed back and paired the outfit with a set of $110 rose-gold Missoma earrings, Insider previously reported.
When she last wore it four years ago to an event at Evelina London's Children Hospital, the hairstyle she chose to complement the look was slightly looser, and opted to pair the jacket with a black clutch, sapphire earrings, and suede heels.
The duchess revisited a bespoke black Alexander McQueen coat during the annual Remembrance Day tribute service held at The Cenotaph in London on November 14, 2021.
She first debuted the look at the same event in 2018, where she opted to complement the coat with a smaller cocktail hat and pearl flower earrings, according to Grazia.
Meanwhile, in 2021, Middleton rewore the coat but decided to accessorize it with a wide-brimmed hat and pearl-drop earrings. Both times she kept her hair neatly pinned back in a bun and added three red poppies to her lapel.
In February 2021, Middleton revisited one of Alexander McQueen's navy-blue blazers in a video call she and Prince William took part in with nursing students, shared by Kensington Palace via Instagram.
The last time she wore the blazer was in 2020, when she was announcing the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award winner at the Natural History Museum in London, Insider previously reported.
In another video call shared by Kensington Palace via Instagram, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to people shielding from COVID-19, Middleton is seen in an army-colored blazer she was first spotted wearing in 2018.
The first time she wore the £525, or around $700, Smythe piece, aptly named the Classic Duchess blazer according to Grazia, she was visiting families and local community members in Akrotiri, Cyprus. At the time, she paired the look with a simple cream shirt, black pants and black belt with a gold buckle.
In her second take on the look, she opted to layer the blazer on top of a white dress shirt and kept her hair down by her shoulders.